Seismic Airgun Blasting Harm Ocean Life
During seismic surveys, ships pull large arrays of airguns that release loud pressurized blasts of air through the ocean and into the seafloor. Noise from airguns can disturb, injure or kill marine animals from zooplankton, the base of the food web, to giant whales.
Airgun noise can reduce catch rates for fish and disrupt essential behaviors in marine mammals, like dolphins and whales.
For marine animals, sound plays an essential role in feeding, mating, communicating, and avoiding predators.
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